updated 09:35 am EDT, Thu April 15, 2010
CEO apologizes for delay
The Wi-Fi and 3G versions of the iPad should still be launched simultaneously for international buyers, says Apple CEO Steve Jobs. "Both models will be released at the end of May," the executive writes in response to an e-mail. "Sorry for the delay." Apple yesterday announced a postponing of international iPads, pushing their debut a full month past the original deadline.
Apple has blamed the slip on "surprisingly strong US demand," which has seen over 500,000 iPads ship in the country to date. While the tablet is carried only by AT&T domestically, several international carriers have already announced plans to offer support. These include Rogers in Canada, and the multinational outfits Vodafone, Orange and O2.